Watch Dave Bautista’s first MMA fight here (Video)
Former WWE superstar Dave Bautista has officially completed his first MMA fight at the age of 43. Originally expected to fight Rashid Evans at CES MMA in Providence, Rhode Island, Evans was arrested, leaving the organization to replace Bautista’s opponent with Vince Lucerno. The hefty heavyweight Lucerno weighed in over 300 pounds and despite having a dismal 22-22 record, he is also over the 40 year range – making an even match-up for the debut fight of the former pro wrestler.
Bautista like other WWE stars making the transition used ground and pound to earn the first victory in only 4 minutes and 5 seconds of the first. Check out the host UFC vet. Joe Lauzon as he interviews Bautista after the win.